Wow! A first rate course in the art of basketry.
Couldn't be more thrilled with what I was able to achieve, with Debbie's expert tuition, in just two days! I'm not a particularly crafty person but Debbie was patient and ensured everyone in the class made good progress to achieve something they could be really happy with. Debbie also gave us inspiration to maintain our skills once leaving the course by showing us her own incredible creations and, as she grows her own willow in a variety of colours, we were able to take some home to continue using our new found skills.
Debbie is a very welcoming host and provided us with a fantastic lunch too!
A thoroughly enjoyable two days which I would heartily recommend to all.
Debbie Usher - - #27345
This was an absolutely excellent course. Debbie was a great teacher, and the surroundings were inspiring, beautiful and relaxing. I found the process of learning to make my first basket, really fun, and therapeutic. I came away after 2 days, very impressed with the basket I had managed to make.
Radha Walker - - #27268
Response from SalixArts - Debbie Hall:Thank you Radha,
I love baskets and always wanted to make one so was very pleased to secure the the remaining place on this course during the last weekend in October 2019. As a complete beginner, I went full of hope and although encouraged by Debbie's basketry skill and reputation as a great teacher, I doubted my ability to take it all in. I need not have worried and I was absolutely amazed by what I was able to achieve in just two days with expert tuition. I am now the proud owner of a very beautiful basket that is widely admired whenever I take it shopping. Not only that, the whole weekend was a complete joy. Debbie and the other students on the course were wonderful people and great company; the food and hospitality provided by Debbie during the course were fantastic. The setting at Blacksmith's cottage is indeed beautiful and tranquil. Definitely worth every penny and I cannot wait to go again with a group of friends as I now know this is also possible to arrange. So glad I went. Such a treat...
E.S. Mutasa-Gottgens - - #25964
Response from SalixArts - Debbie Hall:Effie - you were a pleasure to teach and should be extremely proud of the lovely basket you made. I am so glad you enjoyed the course, and hope to see you here again soon.